Acceptance and reluctance of vaccination against Covid19 among Moroccan citizens: Case of the grand Casablanca-Settat region
To cope with the Covid19 pandemic in Morocco, It is imperative to understand the attitudes of Moroccan citizens towards available vaccines and the determinants influencing their decision to get vaccinated in order to adapt the speech of health institutions according to their reference. Therefore, in this article, we will explore the determinants that influence the attitude of the Moroccan public towards the Covid19 vaccine and identify elements that could motivate or prevent vaccination among Moroccan citizens. A cross-sectional survey using an online questionnaire was conducted among an adult population in the Casablanca- Settat region in Morocco. Chi-square tests were deployed to identify the factors impacting the decision to accept or resist the Covid19 vaccine. A logistic regression was used to analyze the predicted factors associated with the decision to be vaccinated or not against Coronavirus. In total, we found that out of a sample of 844 participants, 89.8% accepted to take the COVID-19 vaccine for precautionary reasons; however, 58.6% of those who refused the vaccine, it was out of distrust of government decisions. Multivariate logistic regression indicated that age, gender, educational level and health status were the main sociodemographic factors affecting the attitude to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. One of the limitations of this study is not taking no account of the third and fourth doses of the anti-Covid vaccine.
Keywords : Covid 19 ; vaccine ; acceptance ; reluctance ; attitude ; perception ; Morocco
JEL classification : I00
Paper Type : Empirical research
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